Managing meiotic recombination in plant breeding

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Abstract

Crossover recombination is a crucial process in plant breeding because it allows plant breeders to create novel allele combnations on chromosomes that can be used for breeding superior F1 hybrids. Gaining control over this process, in terms of increasing crossover incidence, altering crossover positions on chromosomes or silencing crossover formation, is essential for plant breeders to effectively engineer the allelic composition of chromosomes. We review the various means of crossover control that have been described or proposed. By doing so, we sketch a field of science that uses both knowledge from classic literature and the newest discoveries to manage the occurrence of crossovers for a variety of breeding purposes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-646
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • arabidopsis-thaliana
  • crossover interference
  • homoeologous recombination
  • homeologous recombination
  • homologous recombination
  • synaptonemal complex
  • lolium-multiflorum
  • festuca-pratensis
  • crop improvement
  • mismatch repair

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